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yeah well oil painting is like a day without coffee....full of headaches! Tese are all from the last 3 weeks. Crit me to hell and back! thanks to all!
Last edited by Rich Pellegrino; April 27th, 2005 at 01:03 PM.
you dont need crits it that bad. only thing is it looks a bit dull prolly cuz its not finished.
cool beans to you...my friend.
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i agree,and i like the composistions,just bring out the contrast/higlights .
You have some good work. Focus on learning the bone structure of the hand to make those fingers more believable. The profile head is nice, but in that muscle study, let your lines taper. I wanna see the stress on that sterno-mastoid! keep it up!
SPeaking of the sterno mastoid in that peice, one of the big clues that the head is rotated is when it stands out from the jaw, but it's getting a heavy shadow that's pushing it behind the jaw even though it looks like it's supposed to be rotated qutie a bit.
The 2nd (self?) portrait has some placement problems, mostly with the eye being set way back. EIther the ear is too low or the jaw angle is off, theres enough funny stuff going on that it's hard to say. I like it more than the other one though.
Doesn´t look too bad to me!
Iam agree what the others said, non is really finished!
I worked for my first selfportrait about one week, so at all about 20 hours...
you become mad in the middle but i was satisfied at the end...
well seeing back on it is ugly like shit, but i learned a lot.
Some more sweat... check the proportions at the beginning like a loonatic,
so you don´t come to the point where you want to get finished and seeing the misproportion...
good stuff, keep it on!!
What do you painting of?
is that wood or ordinary cotton canvas?
well i'm definitely not an expert when it comes to this stuff, but i'll try to give comments based from a casual viewer's perspective.
the two profile heads look good. love the texture work on the hair.
i do agree however that the muscle study of the profile head could use more work. i'm not sure about the muscle structure of the human face, but it does seem as if it is lacking as it is right now.
as for the hand paintings, the top right hand in the 4-hand painting seems to have an abnormally short fingers, so too with the painting of the single hand.
hope that helps.
I think they are really good. The last hand you have on there looks a little fat; and the fingers seem to splay incorrectly. I think They look a tad off, some maybe a bit to short. I like the painterly style you are using; I think it is very strong. There are some places where the color seems to seperate a little more than I'm imagining you wanted it to; the skin tones not matchin up right. The guy has a sort of fishy look about him; though I have seen people who look like that before. Your muscle drawing is very good and detailed. Good work! I know I couldn't do it.
Don't mean to be a kiss ass, but if you need crits than I need help. Badly. I like them BTW. Very cool. I like the coors in the 3rd one. It gives it almost a south florida feel. Like if you were in Sarasota.
First i just wanted to say thanks for the crits everyone they helped out alot.
dadamafia, semimoto: thanks i agree with dull part it looks a bit muddy. i think i should not mix on the canvas
krAmEr: i agree about the bone structure. not sure what mean by taper tho', as in vary line weight?
Aberrant: wow, i didnt even notice the eye beign so far back! nice point out! also your right on that sterno mastoid it looks like its pushed in.
Xaya: i agree with the time spent issue. My teacher gives ridiculous amounts of HW each week. he expects about 15 hours or so total but gives 4-5 paintings each week. i feel i might learn more with more painting but im not too sure about that anymore. although i am getting faster! for the most part i use crappy canvas board or gessoed masonite. usually 16x 20 or 18x24 i also stain them with burnt umber for a general midtone to start.
deryk: thanks for the crit. i agree with the fingers that one was very frustrating....and uncomfortanble. haha.
masterpug: yeah im struggling with color. thats my biggest weakness. ive been tryign limited pallates to keep the choice i make smaller.
Pixeldragoon: thanks man i saw your work and its banging man! my mom lives in florida, kissimee. Rhode Island sucks ass. shitty ass weather thank god spring is coming!!!!!
I figured i'd get better crits in here so please crit me on anythign from
anatomy to muddiness to paint application. Its the only way i'll learn
to see and develop into a better artist. Thanks!
couple of months ago (1st oil painting in 3 years! gasp!?!!)
1st week (HW)
3rd week (in class)
3rd week (HW)
few day ago, its not a humpback! (HW)
only crit I've got is to try and clean up the backgrounds a bit in most of them. Not completely, the texture in them makes it a bit more interesting, but in some the tonal variations mean the background is too distracting.
Most recent seems very nice, and in this one the bakcground works well since it contrasts the coolness/greyness of the figure. Makes for a very nice effect
I have only one crit, this goes for all except the last painting.
The fingers in your studies are to short and stumpy, or atlesat to short...what do you think?
Big-Dave: I agree with the dristraction part. I actually use the brown background as a underpaintign tool to work up from a mid-tone. I'm in a class right now called paitnign the human figure. We're mainly concerned with form adn color so the background is unimportant to me righ tnow. but it is a little distracting. Thanks for the comments!
Yoonjin: i completely agree with your observation so i even did a bunch of hand studies. Those early ones are from week 2 these are now week 9. tell me what you think. thanks!
Heres my finished self portrait. All of the color is glazed on top of my earlier underpainting.
I had some glare so heres a sort of angled shot